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Hello from windy Chicago! We left New York and New Jersey (with a sprinkling of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania)… and now we’re hitting SF, LA and Las Vegas in the next few weeks, so if you wanna tag along, here be my Instagram (hint: it’s @presidents!). I intended on cataloging the looks I wear on vacation, but it turns out that that’s much harder to do than I thought, so there are quite a bit of gaps here. I’ll post information as I remember them, and I’ll try looking through my folks’ and siblings’ cameras for possible look photos I can put on the days that I didn’t take a photo (which is most days). SEPTEMBER 15: Urban Decay Naked 3, Happy Skin Gel Liner (Brown), Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Fake Out! Mascara (pink tube), ILIA Beauty Multi-Stick (All of Me), ILIA Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner (Shell Shock) SEPTEMBER 16: I DON’T REMEMBER ANYTHING EXCEPT FOR NARS Pure Matte Lipstick (Mascate) SEPTEMBER 17: Urban Decay Naked 3, MAKE Eyeshadow (Khaki)*, Happy Skin Gel Liner (Brown), Physician’s …

20 Days of Lipstick: Week 4 Recap

And the last week of 20 Days of Lipstick is late and ends on a Tuesday. Mostly because I didn’t want to extend it for another week (i.e. prolong the recap and post next Sunday), just because I ran out of days for lipstick-wearing. Anyway, ahem. DAY FIFTEEN feat. Le Métier de Beauté Hydra-Crème Lipstick in Signature I got this in the first Le Métier de Beauté Beauty Vault VIP box, when they had yet to launch the Hydra-Crème line, and I would never have picked this for myself. Mostly because I don’t believe that reds look all that good on me. I’m glad I got this, though, because I think it might be my favorite “real” red (in case Guerlain’s Orgueil is too purple to count for all y’all. The formula is fantastic, too, if anyone was wondering. Especially for a matte lipstick! I forgot how much I loved this one, to be honest.

20 Days of Lipstick: Week 2 Recap

Yay, here’s Week 2 of my Beauty Dare to wear 20 different lipsticks in a month, in an effort to stay away from the neutrals and MLBBs I always reach for and to keep my lipsticks in a healthy rotation. If you missed the Week 1 Recap, it’s here. DAY SIX feat. MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Ravishing I love this color, but I hate this formula, which is probably why I don’t wear this shade that often. It’s just heavy and icky, but the color is just fantastic, I think.

20 Days of Lipstick: Week 1 Recap

Here’s what happened during my first week of the self-imposed beauty dare. To refresh your memory, I am trying to wear a different shade of lipstick for twenty weekdays in June. Day 1 feat. Tom Ford Lipstick in Flamingo I think, deep down, this is the lipstick that sparked this challenge, actually. I bought this blindly, as a miseducated consumer. I say this because it is a fairly bright pink, and I don’t really wear a lot of pinks. I asked Sarie what she thought of it, and she said “It makes you look yellow.” So. Hmm. I don’t know how I feel about this lipstick, but I can’t seem to say goodbye to it. Mostly because it was really expensive.

Instagram FOTD Rewind: Vol. 2

Hello everyone! Here’s just a collection of a few looks from the last few weeks. Check out the first batch here. Funnily enough, I’ve stopped posting FOTDs on Instagram because I feel weird about them. Maybe I’ll just post some here every once in a while. 🙂 4w ago: MAC Paint Pot (Bare Study), MAC e/s (Satin Taupe, Handwritten), MAC eye kohl (Prunella), MAC blush (Springsheen), MAC lipstick (Twig) 4w ago: MAC Paint Pot (Bare Study), Chanel Ombres Fleuries (Delicatesse), MAC e/s (Mystery), MAC eye kohl (Prunella), Majolica Majorca Lash King, Chanel Joues Contraste (Frivole), Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Mood Light), Le Métier de Beauté Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick (Miami) 3w ago: MAC Paint Pot (Bare Study), NARS e/s Duo (Grand Palais), MAC eye kohl (Teddy), Eye of Horus Mascara, Tarte blush (Flush), Hourglass Ambient lighting Powder (Mood light), Le Métier de Beauté lipstick (Bondi Beach) 2w ago: L’Oreal Infallible (Amber Rush), shu uemura e/s (ME medium brown 885), NYX eye pencil (Emerald City), Maybelline The Falsies Mascara, Revlon Mineral Blush (Roseberry), Le Métier …

Instagram FOTD Rewind: Vol. 1

So, I’ve been thinking about the stuff I post here and wow, it’s mostly product reviews and swatches… which I feel probably gets kind of repetitive and boring after a while. The thing is, those are the easiest to write because you kind of have a mental checklist of things you should mention, and you’re pretty much done! (Which isn’t to say that those are easy to do, but just in the grand scheme of things I could write, they’re not that bad.) Anyway. I always have plans to write more innersting~ posts, but I guess I’d like to try posting more about looks, too. The reasons behind this are a) I can show you how I use the makeup I buy, past the hauling and swatching, and b) I can keep a record of my favorite and not-so-favorite looks, for my own reference. Since I don’t go out everyday, I’ll maybe a few weeks worth (10-12 or something) of Instagram looks. This is where I document most, but not all, of my Faces of …

Faces of the Week: February 4-10, 2013

A catalog of looks for the past week. For my own reference, but I hope it may be of some use to someone out there. I decided to do this this week because it’s a rarity that I find myself out of the house—all 7 days of the week at that. I think it would be tons more interesting to see seven looks than a measly three or four. 🙂 MONDAY Meant to do some errands, which were thwarted because school offices were closed for President’s Day. Say hello to my unruly brows! Face: Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation (Cheers to me, Champagne), bareMinerals Mineral Veil, K-Palette Kuma 0 Cover Control Concealer (02 Yellow Beige) Eyes: Benefit Lemon Aid, bareMinerals READY 8.0 (The September Issue: Tres Chic for lid wash, Couture for outer corner, crease, & lower lashline, Gliteratti for middle of lid and inner corner), The Body Shop Brow and Liner Kit (02) Cheeks: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (Natural Beauty) Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure (Captivante) TUESDAY Light, fuss-free makeup for a food …